Signed oil on canvas - Amedee Degreef (1878 - 1968). The painting is mounted in a quality moulded frame and black slip. It is also signed on the rear with the artists signature and what looks like the name of the port - Ostend. It is dated on the front 1927.
Amedee Degreef was born in Auderghem in 1878 and was the son of the celebrated painter Jean-Baptiste Degreef. Degreef initially wanted to pursue a musical profession but on the advice of his father, who had recognised his artistic talents, attended the Academy of Brussels. Upon graduating he joined the artistic group, `Le Sillon' and settled in the outskirts of Brussels. He was a painter of diverse subjects, including landscapes, still life, marines and portraits.